Robert Steelquist – NW Coastal Explorer

nwcoastalexplorerWhen: November 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Estuarium, 309 State Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98501
What: The Estuarium and the Surfrider Capitol Chapter presents Robert Steelquist, author of the new book, “The Northwest Coastal Explorer.”

“When gardeners travel, we want to see … plants. But that doesn’t mean gardens, necessarily, as brought home by a new, photo-filled guidebook to our magnificent coastline from Northern California to British Columbia. Steelquist, a naturalist and environmental educator, arranged the book by habitat. From estuaries to coastal forests, he details the birds, animals, sea life and plants you’ll find within each. Learn how European beach grasses came to monopolize the Oregon dunes, and the challenges faced by that monarch of the coastal forests, western red cedar (Thuja plicata). Plenty of quality photos and the interweaving of habitat, plant life, and creatures make this book an inviting guide to our unique coastal ecosystem.”

Books ($24.95) and signing available

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SSEA Stories Writing Contest

screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-4-57-27-pmContest Rules:

  • All work must be wholly original.
  • Story must be themed around the Puget Sound.
  • Stories should be 2,500 words or less (about 1-4 pages).
  • Co-Authoring is not allowed.
  • Authors must choose one of the following writing prompts to inspire their story:
    • Adventure at Midnight
    • Message in a Bottle
    • A Ferocious Beast

How to submit a story:
E-mail: center@SSEAcenter.org (Subject Line: SSEA Stories Submission)

Mail or hand-delivery:
309 State Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501

Entries will be accepted November 1st – November 30th. Please include author’s name, age, email address, and phone number with your submission. Submissions with missing, illegible, or out of date contact information will not be considered.

Click HERE for more information, rules, and prizes.

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2016/2017 Discovery Speaker Series OPENS October 20th, 7 pm

Join us for the first of 6 events in this season’s Discovery Speaker Series.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Speaker from 7 – 8:30 pm.  2016discoveryspeakerseriesweb

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EstuSCAREium!!

estuscareium2016bwebCome visit the Estuarium this month for “EstuSCAREium,” including spooky exhibits that feature toxoplasmosis, marine debris, and wolf eel trivia.

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October 9, 1 – 5, SSEA the Sound Cruise

SSEA the Sound Cruise – Tickets still available

sseathesoundWhen: October 9, 2016
Time
:  1 pm – 5 pm
Where: Leaving from and returning to Olympia Port Plaza Dock
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: $ 75 non-members/$65 members

Join us for an afternoon of marine education, cash bar, guest Speakers and enjoy the beautiful views of south Puget unnamed-9Sound aboard the 80 passenger, luxury yacht “My Girl.” Support marine/estuary education. 

Our special guests this year are Dr. Dayv Lowry and Phil Dionne of Washington Fish and Wildlife, with their presentation “The Conservation of Dinner: Why Forage Fish Matter.”

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Having a great time.
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Cetacean September – All things whales and dolphins!

14188408_10154620144273109_4713331972028825642_oCome visit the Estuarium this month for “Cetacean September,” where we will be celebrating all things whales and dolphins!

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